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Machi (shaman)

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A machi is a traditional healer and religious leader in the Mapuche culture of Chile and Argentina. [1]

23 relations: Araucanía Region, Argentina, Budi Lake, Chile, Darkness in El Dorado, Francisco Núñez de Pineda y Bascuñán, Juan Ignacio Molina, Kalku, Kallawaya, Lonko, Los Lagos Region, Mapuche, Mapuche language, Mapuche religion, Medicine man, Oracle, Pacific Ocean, South America, Toqui, Traditional medicine, Transphobia, Warlock of Chiloé, 1960 Valdivia earthquake.

Araucanía Region

The La Araucanía, La Araucanía Region (Región de La Araucanía) is one of Chile's 15 first order administrative divisions and comprises two provinces: Malleco in the north and Cautín in the south.

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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.

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Budi Lake

Budi Lake (Lago Budi) from the Mapudungun word Füzi which means salt, is a tidal brackish water lake located near the coast of La Araucanía Region, southern Chile.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Darkness in El Dorado

Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon (2000) is a polemical book by author Patrick Tierney, in which the author accuses geneticist James Neel and anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon of conducting human research without regard for their subjects' well-being while conducting long-term ethnographic field work among the indigenous Yanomamö, in the Amazon Basin between Venezuela and Brazil.

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Francisco Núñez de Pineda y Bascuñán

Francisco Núñez de Pineda y Bascuñán (1607–1682) was a Chilean writer and soldier.

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Juan Ignacio Molina


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Kalku or Calcu, in Mapuche mythology, is a sorcerer or witch who works with black magic and negative powers or forces.

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The Kallawaya are an itinerant group of traditional healers living in the Andes of Bolivia.

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A lonco, or lonko (from Mapudungun longko, literally "head"), is a tribal chief of the Mapuches.

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Los Lagos Region

Los Lagos Region (Región de Los Lagos, Region of the Lakes) is one of Chile's 15 regions, which are first order administrative divisions, and comprises four provinces: Chiloé, Llanquihue, Osorno and Palena.

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The Mapuche are a group of indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina, including parts of present-day Patagonia.

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Mapuche language

Mapuche or Mapudungun (from mapu 'land' and dungun 'speak, speech') is a language isolate spoken in south-central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche people (from mapu 'land' and che 'people').

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Mapuche religion

The mythology and religion of the indigenous Mapuche people of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina is an extensive and ancient belief system.

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Medicine man

A medicine man or medicine woman is a traditional healer and spiritual leader who serves a community of indigenous people of the Americas.

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In classical antiquity, an oracle was a person or agency considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the god.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Toqui (Mapudungun for axe or axe-bearer) is a title conferred by the Mapuche (an indigenous Chilean people) on those chosen as leaders during times of war.

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Traditional medicine

Traditional medicine (also known as indigenous or folk medicine) comprises medical aspects of traditional knowledge that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine.

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Transphobia is a range of negative attitudes, feelings or actions toward transgender or transsexual people, or toward transsexuality.

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Warlock of Chiloé

The Warlocks of Chiloé ("Brujo de Chiloé" or "Brujo chilote" in the Spanish language) are semi-mythical characters in Chilote mythology and folklore who are equivalent to "male witches", and considered very powerful warlocks and sorcerers.

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1960 Valdivia earthquake

The 1960 Valdivia earthquake (Terremoto de Valdivia) or Great Chilean earthquake (Gran terremoto de Chile) of 22 May is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machi_(shaman)

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